“The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her,” a source close to Miss Deen told the magazine.
The former Food Network star has faced tough scrutiny since admitting in a May deposition for a lawsuit she had used the N-word in the past. Since she issued a public apology, the 66-year-old has been fired from the network.
In a devastating blow, J.C. Penney, Walgreens, Sears, Kmart, QVC, Smithfield Foods, Walmart, Home Depot and casino giant Caesar’s Entertainment all followed suit by ending their partnerships with Deen.
Cheryl Burke also echoed her support for Miss Deen, UPI reported.